A photo of a waitress working her shift with a toddler strapped to her back is inspiring working mums.

The image of Kori Dotson, a waitress at the Greenback Drug Store & Diner in Tennesee was posted to Facebook by a customer who was served by the multitasking mum carrying her two and a half year old son on her back.

“Shout out to this awesome mom doing what it takes to make ends meet and shout out to her work for allowing her to bring him!” the Facebook post read.

The town had experienced a major power outage and the diner was swamped. “I had to work an extra shift, but my babysitter wasn’t home, so I asked my boss if I could bring my son, Rhody, and she said yes,”Ms  Dotson, 26, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

“My boss is amazing — she’s a mom herself, so she understands these types of situations.”

So she loaded her 13kg son into his carrier and worked the room, allowing Rhody to assist with wiping down tables, rolling cutlery in napkins, and setting tables.

“He also passed out menus, refilled the sugar bowls, and held the dustpan while I swept,” she says.

Good on you, mum!

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  • Good on both the employer and the mum.


  • In SA owners are not allowed to have their toddlers behind the counter at all in shops such as Delis or in the dining / bar area of a hotel. At the hotel the toddler was sitting on a chair and her Dad was keeping an eye on her while serving customers. They were short of staff and the dining area was busier than normal because of sports events in the area


  • That would be hard on your back. Good on her for caring for the child.


  • Gosh! I would find it hard to work with my child on my back!


  • Good on her for getting on with the job. NO excuse for not working when you need to.


  • What a wonderful boss to allow her to bring him in. I loved that he helped out too


  • What a wonderful workplace and boss to have. Workplaces like these have employees for life – you can’t beat that feeling of working somewhere you’re valued and supported.

    • Really does make all the difference and I feel this woman loves her job.


  • That’s amazing. Good luck to her and kudos to her boss !

    • There need to be more bosses that are understanding and supportive in the workplace.


  • Gorgeous photo of a mum just doing what she has to in life – the type of ‘real’ photos and ‘real’ women stories about motherhood that strike a chord with me. They are relatable and earthy.


  • How awesome her boss allowed her to do so !


  • Good on her and her employer.


  • Good on her, she’s doing an amazing job!


  • Another feel good story ..well done indeed mum, you are awesome.


  • more anf more bosses arebeing flexible like this. Like the lecturers babywearing their studnets babies.


  • Not many bosses would do this,being a mum herself is probably why!


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